365 Days of Self Discovery Day 13

What would your ideal day be?

My ideal day would be traveling someplace new with someone I am dating or a close friend, blasting music, nice weather and good conversation. I adore roadtrips & adventure, things that allow me to explore or give  a sense of happiness because it’s taking me someplace new or perhaps someplace I have been before but outside of the box in which I live in. 

What would your ideal day be? some may say a day indoors with a good movie & others may say fishing on the countryside, what it may be, share it in the comments & let us know! Remember to like, share and follow! 

Shay-lon

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365 days of self discovery: day 10

What is your favorite song? What does it mean to you?

Honestly, I love music, It matches my mood when I listen to a certain song. Depending on how I feel, will depend on what I listen to, I don’t think I have one favorite song, but I do have favorites that I listen to more than others or that have significance to my life in some way. I’ll keep the list somewhat short because it’s constantly growing & hopefully some of you will share some of the same likes for the songs listed.

In no particular order:

  1. Ally Hills – “wrong”
  2. Lana Del Rey- “gods and monsters”
  3. Lana Del Rey” – Young and beautiful”
  4. Lana Del Rey- “Born to die”
  5. In this moment- “whore”
  6. Skid row- ” I remember you”
  7. Linkin Park- “one more light”
  8. Luke Combs- “Hurricane”
  9. Thomas Rhett- “Marry me”
  10. Prince- “doves cry”
  11. Melanie Martinez-“Pity party”
  12. Melanie Martinez- “dollhouse”
  13. The 1975- “somebody else”
  14. Gwen Stefani- “4 in the morning”
  15. Melanie Martinez- “Mrs Potato head”
  16. Halsey- “Hopeless”
  17. Daya- “new”
  18. Bryce Vine- “Drew Barrymore”
  19. Jose Gonzalez- “Stay Alive”
  20. Auli’ i Cravalho- “How far i’ll go” (Moana movie) Disney movie

I do listen to rap and hip hop as well, but most of the songs don’t hold meaning to me, which is why I didn’t list any of them, they are usually to get me pumped up, dance to, or have a good time to. There are a few love songs that I like listening to as well that I didn’t list because they are for more intimate settings, lol. Most of the time, I enjoy songs that can help me to get my thoughts and emotions out & obviously if I can relate to it, like the beat and chorus, etc. Many things go into me liking a song, so the ones on the list I probably have listened to more than 100 times each and enjoy but as I have mentioned before, there are more songs that I haven’t listed that I enjoy as well. 

Share what your favorite song is, or songs. Let me know why & feel free to follow & like the page! 

Shay-lon

The Arnold Classic 2018 Moments

So those of you who didn’t already know, I attended the Arnold Classic Fitness Expo March 2nd – March 4th. I thought I would let everyone in on some pictures and news 😀 

 

This was my second year going, the whole weekend was fun and something to remember, I met many, many, fitness industry celebrities, went to parties, got some supplements and samples and bought me a pair of versa gripps — the most meaningful moments were spending that time with a circle of friends. I stayed in Columbus, Ohio all weekend during the event. Parking was critical Saturday because it was 2X busier on Saturday than it was Friday. Friday I paid 10 dollars for parking and Saturday I paid 20 dollars— ugh! also, the weather was cold but decent sunshine so if walking in the cold wasn’t your thing, then you either needed to arrive extremely early or live in the area to get a close parking spot near the convention. 

 

I could definitely tell in the last few years, the Arnold Classic has grown in size as far as attendees, which makes it really difficult to get through lines, avoid being pushed or knocked over & I definitely would say that bringing small children would not be in your best interest because of how busy the convention is all weekend. It doesn’t allow strollers, which is a GOOD thing because could you imagine being ran over by a stroller, it hurts! Also, it did seem people with wheelchairs attended but it was difficult for them because they not only had to avoid running people over, but people were constantly pushed up against their wheelchairs. These are things one should expect if you are a newbie and things most people are prepared for if they have attended previous years. I think the easiest way to go about this weekend is to have a list of pros and cons of my experience 🙂

 

Pros

 
  • You get free samples of pre-workout
  • you meet fitness industry athletes and celebrities you might not normally meet in everyday life
  • They have performances in powerlifting, bodybuilding and CrossFit (women’s and mens)
  • They had fencing, cheerleading events, body painting events, american ninja warrior
  • you could participate in events (events that companies allowed general population to compete in)
  • They had a food court within the convention if you didn’t want to leave the site
  • you could carry in bags and backpacks but they were always checked at the door
  • You are able to use cash or credit for event or order tickets in advanced
  • There was NO line having to get into the building
  • There were elevators, esculators and stairs accessible 
  • variety of booths that offered apparel, supplements or games
  • everything is usually cheaper (weightbelts, chalk, etc) at the arnold classic 
  • taking a picture with the Arnold statue 😛
  • could watch pre-judging for bodybuilding events
  • the convention is downtown Columbus, so it is surrounded by many restaurants and hotels, stores
  • There were police present outside to give help to those crossing the street and officers inside the convention 
  • there was an information booth and directory if one gets lost
  • You don’t have to be fit to attend, it is an event for any walk of life
  • tons of entertainment within the convention
  • parking near the convention and off the main street
  • You were able to reserve parking 
  • tons of walking, so great for exercise
  • handicapped accessible
  • You get to see Arnold S, if you are lucky.. he speaks to you and you can get a picture of him walking the convention/expo

/There were other pro’s to be listed about the event, but this was small taste of what it was like

 

Cons

  • Bathrooms were difficult to find at times within the convention center. 
  • some of the bathrooms were small, so having to wait to use the bathroom
  • the amount of people could make someone claustrophobic 
  • no strollers allowed (which sucks if you have a child who needs one, but it is a good thing because they wouldn’t be safe to bring in the expo)
  • LONG LINES FOR EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING! 
  • easy to spend tons of money at this event, so have a budget set for yourself if you are trying to save money
  • parking further away from the event can be hard on those who have issues walking or don’t enjoy walking in cold air
  • the food court didn’t offer healthier options .. except for maybe one place
  • the food court restaurants were pricey
  • people drive horrible in Columbus, be prepared to go fast and to be cut off multiple times
  • people cut people in lines at the event (sometimes) so pay attention to who is in front of you so you don’t have people try to cut 
  • some of the fitness industry athletes were walking around in the expo — which meant it was harder to get to them because normally a crowd would form and make it harder to get a picture or video
  • The Wi-fi service was 80 dollars if you wanted to use it (each day)
  • the service within the convention was HORRIBLE! 
  • some of the athletes can be assholes or rude — thankfully the ones I met were down to earth and willing to talk to you
  • some people were rude because they would knowingly take up 20 minutes of the athlete’s time while holding up a long ass line. 
  • If you have low self esteem, this convention can be overwhelming because tons of people are in shape and have very little clothing on (revealing their quads, abs, backs, etc) and so if this bothers you… it might not be your cup of tea. However if you enjoy seeing other people’s progress and physiques, then you will enjoy it. 
  • If you smoke, you cannot smoke inside the convention or expo (which in my opinion is a good thing) but for smokers would be a bad thing

That was some of the cons of the event, obviously there might have been more but this gives ya an inside look. 

 

I personally enjoyed myself and had tons of fun, I won some things, got amazing products and have learned so much about others within our industry. I have pictures and videos I will posting from the event all week.. so stay in touch with my Instagram — FitnessWonderwoman

& make sure to follow me on Twitter as well for updates — https://twitter.com/ShayM_Fitness

 

Let me know if you attended this event this year in the comments! 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon 

Merry Belated Christmas|Day after Christmas

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas Eve & Christmas Day! Sorry I had been away from the blog world since Monday, I have been fairly busy because of the holidays —- which I consider a good thing, but this now means hopefully things will be dying down and I can get back to blogging regularly. With New Years on its way, I suppose we are preparing for 2018.

 

I would love for my readers/bloggers to answer a few questions?

 
 
  1. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
  2. What is your day after Christmas like?
  3. What is one gift that you enjoyed the most from Christmas?
  4. Do you like listening to Christmas tunes?
  5. Did you eat better this year vs the previous year (i.e healthier, more portioned out, etc.) 
  6. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Leave all your answers in the comment section! feel free to share this post among your peers so that they can answer as well!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon

Happy Fourth Of July 2017

Fireworks, Independence Day, Celebration

Have a wonderful Independence Day Bloggers!

Goals/Mindset Tag (YouTube Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeWwy-n0qDQ

 

Hey everyone, 

I was tagged recently in a YouTube “Goals/mindset” tag by another fellow YouTuber. 

I had seven questions to answer and then had to tag 5 other people in the YouTube community, so hopefully all of you will enjoy this video. 

If you cannot view the video and want me to send you the questions via email, or leave them in the comment section, let me know  – I don’t mind 🙂

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Topic Tuesday- Squat Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMs7X75ORuc&t=76s

I just want to make mention, that I appreciate “MAX OUT GAINS” on YouTube for nominating me for this challenge, and I am sorry it wasn’t on a day that I could be 100 percent but women suffer every month LOL – not my fault. I did what I could with what I had available to me at the gym – planet fitness. My planet fitness does not have barbell free weights, so I had to use the smith machine (which is fine, because I am used to it by now). I also wanted to mention, YES! I look horrible on camera (which all of you should be used to by now) but it is because I was sweating and working out prior to the challenge.. sorry if my face scares you. I don’t look good at the gym for anyone.. so I don’t really ever look like Barbie. LOL – lower your expectations of me and everything will seem normal. 

I have posted – will post my workout I did today on both Instagram and on my blog, so be on the lookout, it was a hefty leg day. My camera man had me redo the first set of squats 3 times, so by the final time, my legs were ready to give up, which is why I said “I may not be able to do another 12 reps” on camera. Anyways, let me just say this.. I did my workout, my workout with my client, THEN the squat challenge, but before the challenge I had to redo my squat reps 36 times because the camera problems!!! MY LEGS HURT LIKE HELL! lol. I hope all of you enjoy watching me in pain! lol. 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxx